U.N. head demands bigger climate action or 'we are doomed'
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 U.N. chief Antonio Guterres exhorted the world's major economies on Wednesday to signal more ambitious commitments to cut greenhouse emissions as climate talks in Madrid hit an intense phase.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hosted a global vaccine summit on Thursday, urging nations to pledge funding for vaccinations against infectious diseases to help the poorest countries tackle the crises including COVID-19.
Much of the United States has erupted into protests over racial inequality and police brutality. United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has called on U.S. leaders and authorities to listen to protestors and show restraint. According to Reuters, Guterres has also urged protestors to do so peacefully. The wave of U.S. protests was ignited by the death of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, at the hands of Minneapolis police.
India's ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Rajiv Kumar Chander has commented on the ongoing developments in Hong Kong and stated that they are closely monitoring the developments as a large Indian community resides there. "Given the large Indian community that makes Hong-Kong its home, India has been keeping a close watch on recent developments, we have heard several statements expressing concern on these developments. We hope the relevant parties will take into account these views and address them properly, seriously and objectively," said Chander.
Prosecutors in Madrid have indicted Italian soccer coach Carlo Ancelotti on suspicion of avoiding 1 million euros ($1.12 million) in taxes due for revenues from image rights while coaching Real Madrid between 2014-15.
Passengers wearing masks and wheeling suitcases arrived at Madrid's main airport on Sunday as Spain opened its borders to most European countries and ended a state of emergency imposed to contain the coronavirus. Emer McCarthy reports.
Inspired by a Swedish schoolgirl, millions took to the streets in 2019 - as the world suffered extreme weather and major powers continued to block the radical action scientists say is needed to steer..